• John Adams and David Robertson: The 21st-Century American Contemporary Ensemble

    April 20–25, 2013

    Led by two of the most compelling figures in American music, this workshop focuses on American 20th- and 21st-century music, and on the collaboration among composer, conductor, and ensemble in realizing new scores.

    John Adams and David Robertson will coach three conductors and an instrumental ensemble in the repertoire below, culminating in two concert programs in Zankel Hall. Conducting and playing assignments will be divided as equally as possible among the participants.

    John Adams  Gnarly Buttons; Shaker Loops
    Elliott Carter  Double Concerto
    Michael Gordon  Yo Shakespeare
    Ives  Three Places in New England (chamber version, 1935)
    Steven Mackey  Ground Swell
    Andrew Norman  Try

  • Robertson, David and John Adams (credits: Michael Tammaro and Margaretta Mitchell)